Beyond Rights announces new C-Suite roles and EVP amidst promotions

James Mathews has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, while finance director Mike Ibberson will become CFO.

11 JUL 2022

James Mathews; Claire Runham and Sarah McCormack

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Beyond Rights announces a series of promotions across the business, given in recognition of major achievements made over the past few months. James Mathews has been promoted from head of business affairs, legal and operations into the newly created position of chief operating officer, while finance director Mike Ibberson will become CFO. James and Mike will work ever more closely with CEO David Smyth to ensure the continued smooth running of the business as it evolves.

In the acquisitions team, Sarah McCormack is upped from SVP to EVP, while Claire Runham has been promoted to SVP and co-ordinator Hannah Rideout becomes acquisitions executive.

Aleix Catala and Elisabeth Bland in the operations team are promoted to director of operations and operations executive respectively.
Finally, Beyond Rights will welcome Pat Bruen to the team as finance director, reporting into Mike Ibberson. Pat qualified as an accountant with KPMG and brings a wealth of experience gained from a variety of sectors.

David Smyth, CEO of Beyond Rights comments: “I inherited a terrific team when I joined Beyond Rights six months ago and while I’ve had the opportunity to bring in some new talent in that time, these promotions are well-deserved reflections of the day-to-day dedication, commitment, and willingness to always go above and beyond by so many of the existing team. In some ways they are overdue, but it was important for me to work with everyone for a while and be able to see not only the huge contributions each has made – whether by driving efficiency, innovating processes or bringing in fantastic new content – but to also reach our year end in great financial health with a consolidated, re-energised team and an exciting vision for our future.”